NIHIL ULTRA: Nothing Beyond

Students' Council (SXCSC)

Srijan Bag
General Secretary
St. Xavier's College Students' Council

Deputy President: Prof. Romit Beed

Vice-Deputy President: Prof. Ritendra Roy, Prof. Soma Nath, Prof. Sougata Banerjee

General Secretary: Srijan Bag

Assistant General Secretary: Jyoti Bihani

Working Committee Members: Abhinav Shandilya
(BBA), Arnab Laha (PG), DevyaniDeora (BCom Evening), Jyoti Mukim (BSc.), Kepelhousie Rio (BA), Kushaditya Sharma (BCom SLC), Priyanka Banerjee (BEd.), Roshan Bavishi (BCom Morning), Sarthak Agarwal (BSc.), Yash Prahladka (BCom Morning)

The Council began with the celebration of the auspicious occasion of Rev. Fr. Principal's birthday on 26th August. The celebrations were joined by the Deputy President, Vice Deputy Presidents and the general body of the Students' Council which comprises of all the class representatives.

Following the tradition started in 2014, the first event of this academic year, organized by SXCSC in association with the Department of Sports was Xavier's Premier League: Football. It was an intra-college 5 a side football tournament played by 16 teams including 2 teams from St. Xavier's Collegiate School, one SXC Staff Team, One from the Alumni Association and one from East Bengal Club. The colourful jerseys of the teams added to the ambience and festivity. The field and corridors were crowded with fans cheering for their teams with exuberance amidst the heavy rains.

Inspired by the renowned Leonardo Da Vinci, who has not only contributed to art but also to science, design, environment, anatomy and fiction, the Students' Council organized its second event of the term, Vincion 1.0- a one of a kind art festival organised for the first time in our campus. Celebrating art, our campus was decorated with origami, kites and other artwork made by hand by the students. Since art is something hidden in every individual but they do not get a platform to express it except for on the last page of their notebooks, in Vincionwe placed Canvases all over the campus and the field for any student, teacher or guest to show their prowess in art along with the participants in the various events.

St. Xavier's College Students' Council organized Xavotsav 2017 on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of January, 2017. It was completed successfully and peacefully with 30 colleges participating in the 3-day fest. The theme for this year's Xavotsav was "Magic Beyond Myth", promoting the magical times in the college life of every student.

The fierce academic competition was also backed by 3 star nights with DJ Suketu from Mumbai performing on the first night, Agnee performing on the second night and MARNIK all the way from Italy performing for the last EDM Night.

After fierce competition in the 69 events of Xavotsav, every college striving to be the best, St. Xavier's College emerged as the overall winners of the fest. However, being the host college, as a gesture of courtesy, the trophy was rolled on to the runners up-The Bhawanipur Education Society College. JDBI Main Campus emerged as the Second Runners up for the event. There was a total of 2,296 participants in Xavotsav 2017.

The opening ceremony was held on 21st January, 2017 at 10:00 AM in Fr. Depelchin Auditorium. Xavotsav was declared open by Rev. Fr. Dominic Savio, Rector, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata. With the blessings of Rev. Fr. Rector and Rev. Fr. Principal, the guidance of the Deputy President and Vice-Deputy Presidents of the Students' Council and the hard-work of the committee members, the signature event of St. Xavier's College was a grand and successful one.

The Students' Council has represented our college in many inter-college fests such as "Malhar" of St. Xavier's College Mumbai, "Synergy" of St. Xavier's College Jaipur, "Rhapsody" of Calcutta Medical College, "Biswamil" of OP Jindal Global University, "Umang" of Bhawanipur Education Society College, "Invictus" of JD Birla Institute and many others. Our college has not only participated but also secured prizes across various genres of music, dance, design and literary and non-performing arts.

The Xaverian motto of "Nihilultra... Nothing Beyond" is what guides the Students' Council to strive for excellence in all our efforts and we are able to take up all our endeavours with utmost dedication and enthusiasm. The Students' Council wishes to take our institutions to greater heights.